Sep 122016
The ARRL Amateur Radio Convention in Boxborough was a great success. img_7886-jpgTwenty of our youth members attended: Kevork KB1ZAW, Marty KC1CWF, Rishi KC1BKX, Brodie KC1CZQ, Teddy KC1CZR, Nathan KB1RD, Noah K. KC1FUL, Noah M. KC1CZT, Andy KC1DAZ, Adam KC1CJP, Kenneth KC1AHI, Karin W1EVK, Zeke KC1EWB, Bennet KC1GEM, Sean K3FAY, Sofia KC1GBF, Cian KC1GBU, Alex W6AXE, Julie S. (TBD), Liam C. (TBD). Supervisors were Bob K5TEC, Ted KB1TJ, and Jeremy KB1REQ.

The Youth forum sessions were excellent, although audience attendance was better on Saturday.  The flea market allowed us to sell much unused and donated equipment.  We had an info booth in the main hall.  The DXCC dinner Friday was interesting as David Collingham K3LP showed movies of the DX expedition to islands near Antarctica.img_7872-jpg

The Saturday banquet’s Keynote address by writer and radio historian Donna Halper was amazing!  She talked about the heroes of radio past and present, highlighted some amazing females in radio history, and even referenced a number of notable hams in the audience, reminding us that we are the ones making history now. We are the future heroes.

Our Club President, Kevork KB1ZAW, talked with Donna Halper afterward and invited her to join the CC-ARC as an honorary member. She accepted and said she would love to come speak at a club meeting at any time.img_7907-jpg

Bob and Ted talked with ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, who, as always, was in awe of our club.  He wanted to know more about how we run such an awesome youth-friendly and family-friendly club.  He also joined the CC-ARC as an Honorary Member!

Club member Liam Cunjak took the Technician exam Sunday at Boxboro and passed with flying colors!  Later that day in the final prize drawings he won an Alinco DJ-500 dual band transceiver!  Congratulations Liam!img_7919-jpg


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